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Rocky Dawuni
Influences: African , Caribbean
Genres: afro roots, reggae, afrobeat, highlife, soul, pop, afro funk, traditional african music
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About: Rocky Dawuni
You know that love is a language to free us from every bondage.” - Rocky Dawuni

Rocky Dawuni, Ghana’s GRAMMY nominated musician, songwriter, producer and activist released his new EP “Voice of Bunbon, Vol. 1” to incredible global response. “Voice of Bunbon” (pronounced “boon-bon”) explores the diversity of Rocky’s signature “Afro Roots” sound fusing modern and traditional musical trends in Ghana and across the continent. The EP is a diverse sonic experience with songs ranging from acoustic to beat driven anthems to cultural explorations utilizing aspects of Afrobeats, Highlife, Reggae, Soul, Pop and traditional African music.

The first music video from the EP, “Ghost Town” was directed by Casey Bridges from the renown Bridges acting family who also co-directed Rocky’s inspiring “Champion Arise” video from his last full length album “Beats of Zion.” The inspirational words to the songs focus on love, resilience, faith, joy and hope. Running through the EP is a theme of empowerment, urging the listeners to think critically on current issues. In line with the album's theme of highlighting indigenous culture, Rocky launched the EP with the Chief of Bunbon, Uborr Wumbe Dawuni (his elder brother) and the people of Bunbon, Northern Ghana on December 5, 2020 in conjunction with their annual traditional harvest festival called Linujil festival

Rocky utilized this opportunity in Bunbon to shoot a brand-new video with director / cinematographer Slingshot with co-producing help from Elorm Beenie and producer / photographer Cary Sullivan for the super upbeat track “Beautiful People” during the launch celebration to showcase the beauty of the North and its people. “The video is intended to showcase indigenous ways and traditional culture in a time when our world needs reconnection with an identity that anchors us in our real nature. This is also a statement to focus on solutions that are nature based and magnifies the opportunity for life to keep thriving on our planet.” Slingshot also shot Rocky’s super vibey “Wickedest Sound” video featuring Stonebwoy.

“Beautiful People was conceived as a meditation on beauty that lies in every aspect of our daily existence and hidden in the subtleties of our everyday experience. It explores how a deep sense of appreciation and gratitude can shift our gaze to recognizing our personal and communal power. The song celebrates the sacrifices that have to be made to manifest our hopes and dreams. If those intentions are driven by a mission of service for the communal good, it will ultimately create ripples of positive energy that could resonate through generations” Dawuni added.

Please check out Rocky Dawuni brand new “Beautiful People” Video here:

Rocky Dawuni, straddles the boundaries between Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. to create his appealing Afro Roots sound that unites generations and cultures. A galvanizing performer, Dawuni has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Sauti Sol, Alpha Blondy, Michael Franti, Aloe Blacc, Janelle Monae and John Legend, among many others. Named one of Africa's Top 10 global stars by CNN, he has showcased his talent at prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and The Hollywood Bowl. Rocky is a UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment for Africa, a UN Foundation Ambassador for the Clean Cooking Alliance and an Ambassadorfor Born Free USA which helps with anti-poaching legislation Through these designations and others he uses his music to shine a light on crucial issues facing humanity cross the globe through live concerts, speaking roles, panels, youth empowerment and more.

Please check out Rocky Dawuni’s “Voice of Bunbon, Vol. 1” EP and share the love through your platforms!! We so appreciate all of your support! 1love.

Rocky Dawuni “Beautiful People” Credits: (Will insert Video link all over the press release)
Director: Slingshot
Camera & Editing: Slingshot
Producer: Cary Sullivan
Co-Producer: Elorm Beenie
Written, arranged and performed by: Rocky Dawuni
Aquarian Records / Facebook, Inc

For more information about Rocky Dawuni:

“Voice of Bunbon, Vol. 1” Press Release:[SUBSCRIBER_ID

"Voice of Bunbon" Listening / Sales link:

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Rocky Dawuni “Beautiful People” Video

Rocky Dawuni “Ghost Town” Video